ACM Awards: Luke Bryan takes top honors, but Miranda Lambert claims most prizes

Luke Bryan won top honors at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. He won Entertainer of the Year for the second time, following his victory in 2012. The only other category he won out of his four nominations was Vocal Event of the Year, shared with Florida Georgia Line for their collaboration “This Is How We Roll.”

Academy of Country Music Awards: Complete list of winners

Miranda Lambert came into the ACM Awards with the most nominations (eight), but even though she didn’t take the top prize, she was the top winner, claiming three categories: Song of the Year (“Automatic“), Album of the Year (“Platinum“) for her fourth straight album, and Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth year in a row. That’s the most consecutive wins in the history of the Female Vocalist race and one victory shy of the seven total awards won by Reba McEntire.

Florida Georgia Line took two of their five nominations. In addition to their Vocal Event win with Luke Bryan, they also prevailed as Vocal Duo of the Year for the second year in row.

Little Big Town claimed Vocal Group of the Year for the second time in three years, and Jason Aldean also repeated, taking Male Vocalist of the Year for the third straight time.

Dierks Bentley had seven nominations, but prevailed in just one race: Video of the Year (“Drunk on a Plane“).

Lee Brice pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the night, taking Single Record of the Year for “I Don’t Dance” against songs by Lambert, Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line.

Cole Swindell also achieved an upset victory, taking New Artist of the Year against our presumed frontrunner Sam Hunt.

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